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Signed On May 5, 2006, 20:54
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Censored in Germany
19. Re: Bulletstorm Censored in Germany Feb 9, 2011, 22:11 Draugr
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 9, 2011, 21:48:
The Witcher really didn't need to be censored.

I mean hell look at God of War 3: http://www.viddler.com/explore/justpushstart/videos/34/

As to why The Witcher did, I'm guessing they wanted to either avoid issues or they were hoping for a more relaxed rating.
I don't mean to imply they had to make the changes, but they may have made said changes in anticipation.
Also, as far as I know God of war 3 had like one sex scene, the witcher has like a million, all with different women.

My point was merely to illustrate that we have the similar issues when it comes to our media, just on a different part of the spectrum, and I think it still stands.

While I can't think of any games that were considered 'too much' to be released in the US, there are plenty of films that have been censored by the MPAA for reasons like this.
Shit, Robocop was rated nc-17 due to violence the first couple of passes through the MPAA system before they got it down to R.

When I say 'we' I'm referring to The United States, not me and the mouse in my pocket

edit - I guess manhunt 2 would be a good example of a game getting censored... Now, granted with things like my robocop example and with manhunt 2, they aren't told no, or strictly to change, but what happens is they are assigned a rating which basically means they won't be carried in most stores. It might not be 'hard' censorship, but to an extent it still gets the job done.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
8. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 9, 2011, 17:30 Draugr
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 9, 2011, 17:20:
its not like epic couldn't knock this out themselves without breaking a sweat.

With GoW3 due out in 7 or so months I'm thinking they're all hands on deck there.

Like you said, its out in 7 months, This was rumored to be revealed during the Spike VGA's but then got pulled for reasons unknown. Its quite possible that they have had people working on this for a while, this isn't something that they are just starting work on, if this line of rumors is to be followed. I just see no reason to assume someone has handed their work off to someone else until they've said as much, heh.

Like most devs, they probably have a couple teams of varied size doing different things.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
6. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 9, 2011, 17:12 Draugr
 
Beamer wrote on Feb 9, 2011, 16:49:
We can always count on Epic taking risks and bringing us fresh ideas and games, amirite!?

I wouldn't expect Epic to be making this, and if they are it's a very small team.

More likely the conversation went like this:
Microsoft: Hey, GoW is one of our biggest franchises, UE3 already incorporates Kinect, why not combine them?
Epic: It makes no sense.
Microsoft: None?
Epic: Well, I mean, you could do an on-rails shooter like Time Crisis, but...
Microsoft: Sold!


It's an easy way to make a high seller. Sony is doing the same thing with Killzone.
But I'd guess Epic isn't doing it, and I'd guess it won't star Marcus Fenix.

I figured it went something like:

MS: Hey, you guys should make a shooter so we can show people how 'awesome' the game is at playing 'hardcore' games, and how the kinect isn't just for all those games you've already played on the wii
Epic: Hey lets use all of our GoW assets so we can make this for nothing and all the GoW fans will eat it up.
MS: Whatever, just as long as it says gears of war.

Also, I'm going to assume Epic is doing it until they say it is in fact being handed off, because I see no reason to behave otherwise.
Im not saying they couldn't hand it off, but I see no reason to think they will until they say as much, especially given that GoW is Epic's bread and butter at the moment, or so it appears. They might want epic to stay on it themselves to help legitimize the product, for example, and its not like epic couldn't knock this out themselves without breaking a sweat.

Guess we'll just have to see what shakes out, if anything, as it still looks like nothing is solid in regards to this.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
3. Re: Morning Consolidation Feb 9, 2011, 16:34 Draugr
 
We can always count on Epic taking risks and bringing us fresh ideas and games, amirite!?

Dear Cliff,

Leave you comfort zone for once in your life, and try something new.

Signed,
The gaming community (Because I'm the boss of it.)

 
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News Comments > Bulletstorm Censored in Germany
12. Re: Bulletstorm Censored in Germany Feb 9, 2011, 16:19 Draugr
 
Fion wrote on Feb 9, 2011, 12:18:
Poor Germans, your government thinks your all children.

Its been my observation that Violence in European countries is treated like Sex/Nudity is here in the US,
They shy away from violent imagery
We shy away from boobies
Even in games, 'The Witcher' -- US vs. European release, for example.
In that situation we were the ones who got the censored game for equally silly reasons.

That being said, I can hardly feel bad for the ten 13 year olds in Germany who are feeling like they've missed out, this isn't like an amazing game that is getting the shaft.
I guess there will be adults who are basically 13 year olds that will feel left out too.
 
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News Comments > Disabled Gamer Petition
42. Re: Disabled Gamer Petition Feb 8, 2011, 17:47 Draugr
 
nin wrote on Feb 8, 2011, 15:04:
/inverted Y fo life.

Yep.

Heretics!
 
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News Comments > Disabled Gamer Petition
19. Re: Disabled Gamer Petition Feb 7, 2011, 23:15 Draugr
 
While it isn't the single goal of the petition, Visceral games has said it's patching the game to have mappable keys.

This comment was edited on Feb 8, 2011, 00:19.
 
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News Comments > AA in Dead Space 2
15. Re: AA in Dead Space 2 Feb 5, 2011, 23:12 Draugr
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Feb 5, 2011, 19:04:
Bumpy wrote on Feb 5, 2011, 13:38:
Have you tried it or just going by screenshots? I'm pretty graphic whorish and find the slight blur not even noticeable compared to how prominent the jaggies stand out.

I tried it in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2, which has it standard in the options menu. I went back and forth between no AA at all and the MLAA and thought the MLAA added too much blur for me. Maybe that game just uses it badly though? When nVidia release their version I will check it out again.

Ive got a 5870 I've been using MLAA with. It really just depends on the game as to whether or not it is a good idea or not. I'm interested to see how nvidia's looks when they finally get it lined up.
 
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News Comments > Game Health Warning Legislation, Take 3
13. Re: Game Health Warning Legislation, Take 3 Jan 25, 2011, 22:10 Draugr
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 21:52:
Draugr wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 21:22:
edit: I think there is something to be said about things like prevalence of violence in media today and violent crimes among youth, which shows the opposite correlation of what people like this politician assert.

Violent crime has fallen every year for many, many years now. Plus humanity has been amazingly violent since it was thrown into this world, I doubt Hitler played Call of Duty.

Yup, that's pretty much what I was saying, heh.
Now granted, Correlation is not causation, but this is why I think more research is worth conducting. Nothing wrong with being right for the right reasons, hehe

This comment was edited on Jan 25, 2011, 22:15.
 
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News Comments > Game Health Warning Legislation, Take 3
7. Re: Game Health Warning Legislation, Take 3 Jan 25, 2011, 21:22 Draugr
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 21:11:
Draugr wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 20:05:
he wants it to say, "Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior."

I would think... and this might be a crazy idea... that would need to be true in order to use it.

That's true as well, there isn't enough evidence one way or another (I would say) to make this conclusion, though there are plenty of papers written on both sides of the argument. Basically he ruins his credibility(in regards to him championing this position, not its accuracy,) by not taking the argument to its logical conclusion

For the sake of argument I was operating under his assertions being, and then explained why it shows his Bias, (as I feel this does more to discredit him than saying "HE'S WRONG" and I think my personal conclusion would stand regardless of whether or not his assertions are true.

edit: I think there is something to be said about things like prevalence of violence in media today and violent crimes among youth, which shows the opposite correlation of what people like this politician assert.

This comment was edited on Jan 25, 2011, 21:35.
 
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News Comments > Game Health Warning Legislation, Take 3
2. Re: Game Health Warning Legislation, Take 3 Jan 25, 2011, 20:05 Draugr
 
he wants it to say, "Excessive exposure to violent video games and other violent media has been linked to aggressive behavior."

Yet,he doesn't think its prudent to add it to any other media? I mean if he really believes this then he should push this for all media, starting with bugs bunny, I mean THINK OF THE KIDS!!!!!!!!!

Pithy comments aside, perhaps we should do we what we can to encourage parental involvement in their kids lives so we don't need to worry about legislating silly things like this, which will have no effect on anything.
 
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News Comments > Pachter vs. Gamer's Voice
8. Re: Pachter vs. Gamer's Voice Jan 25, 2011, 16:27 Draugr
 
Seems to me that Gamer's voice is getting everything they wanted out of this.
Appealing to regulators is an end game, PR is the opening strategy and that seems to be working so far.

But hey that's alright, the more Pachter talks the more it becomes obvious who signs his checks and what his motives are... Not that it wasn't before.
 
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News Comments > UK Group Reports Call of Duty: Black Ops
8. Re: UK Group Reports Call of Duty: Black Ops Jan 25, 2011, 15:57 Draugr
 
Imagine my surprise when I woke up to Pachter yapping about how Activision is so awesome, they can do no wrong, we should love everything about them.

That comment he made about "it is the specialist press’ job to highlight errors in code to developers" is absolutely mind boggling.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Jan 25, 2011, 14:36 Draugr
 
Dr. D. Schreber wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 11:07:
Yeah, I don't see Bulletstorm causing a wave of controversy. It's hardly the first game to revel in its own absurdist violence.

Also, "shocked the public sense the beginning?" Can we get some more editors into the gaming journalism scene so it stops looking even more like third graders write it all even more than it already does?

Yeah, I don't see what the big deal is, this isn't the first game of it's kind or anything

To me it just look's like something I would have enjoyed when I was like 13 but now I just can't believe how absurd/stupid it looks...in a bad way
 
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News Comments > Homefront Specs and Campaign Length
15. Re: Homefront Specs and Campaign Length Jan 25, 2011, 03:44 Draugr
 
DangerDog wrote on Jan 25, 2011, 02:37:
As for Homefront being multiplayer focused, I don't get that vibe at all.

Yeah, I feel the same way.

It's billed as a game where you're a guerilla resistance fighter.
The MP takes place when the military is still intact and fighting.

This comment was edited on Jan 25, 2011, 04:50.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
4. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Jan 25, 2011, 00:00 Draugr
 
WyldKat wrote on Jan 24, 2011, 23:47:
"National Cyberemergency"???? Are you fucking kidding me?

I swear in a few more years we'll all be wishing for the internet circa 2000. :\

It's a possibility, just look at stuxnet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuxnet
I'm not commenting as to whether its ethical or not, but it is a genuine concern.
 
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News Comments > Homefront Specs and Campaign Length
10. Re: Homefront Specs and Campaign Length Jan 24, 2011, 22:59 Draugr
 
Icewind wrote on Jan 24, 2011, 22:01:
8 hours is ridiculously short. HL1 was 3 times that and HL2 was a solid 14.

It's sad that so many people think that's acceptable. Then again, most of these older "OMG I GOTZ KIDZ AND AN UGLY WIFE NOW BAWWWWWWW" gamers want a game they can pound out in 2 hours and then brag to their other 40+ year old gamer wannabe friends that they beat something other than a casual kiddie game for once in their miserable post-gamer retired life.

Thats funny because when I consider it I assume it's console kiddies fault, for what is no doubt equally retarded reasons.
I do say it is to be considered at this point that some people have just always had these shorter games, so for some portion of gamers, it has always been the norm.

The real reason is the smaller they make the game the faster they can get working on the next one, and in probably most cases it also increases the profit margins. $$$

in defense of this, especially in regards to smaller/indie devs, they just might not have the budgets.
 
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News Comments > More Fallout: New Vegas DLC Confirmed
19. Re: More Fallout: New Vegas DLC Confirmed Jan 24, 2011, 17:34 Draugr
 
StingingVelvet wrote on Jan 24, 2011, 15:26:
jimnms wrote on Jan 24, 2011, 14:19:
Fix the damn game first. This last patch seems to have broken more than it fixed. I thought his last patch was supposed to have been tested extensively since it had to pass QC before being released on the XBox? I had not run into any game breaking problems with New Vegas (well there is the Ultra Luxe bath house) until the last patch came out and broke Boone, who is my current companion. How the fuck did they miss that in testing?

Was FO3 this bad before and during patches? I didn't play FO3 until after the last bug fix patch (I'm not counting the patches that added DLC support).

I haven't finished my first play through of NV yet. I was taking my time, doing lots of side quests and exploring everything along the way. I guess that could be why I hadn't run into many bugs, since I haven't progressed far into the main story. I did run into a few broken quests, for which there are user made fixes at the Nexus site. After the last patch, I disabled those fixes to see if they were fixed in the patch, and they aren't.

After the patch, besides Boone being fucked up, other companions kept randomly teleporting to my location after being told to wait. When just walking out in the Wasteland, ED-E kept teleporting in front of me. I could hear him buzzing behind me while walking/running, then all of the sudden he'd just appear right in front of me.

There are user made fixes for the problems introduced with the last patch and I could keep playing using these user made fixes, but it just killed my desire to continue. I'd be pissed to continue playing with these user made fixes to have problems later on if/when they get officially patched and it breaks my game causing me to have to start over.

I honestly haven't had any of those issues, or any other issues, since the day the game came out. New Vegas has been stable and bug-free for me all along.

I've been pretty lucky myself, in regards to not having the same issues clearly a decent chunk of the player base seems to be having.

I though point lookout was definitely the best of the DLC's for FO3.
Haven't heard great things about dead money, but then again they really haven't shined with their DLC with any of their games, so I guess I can just hope some mega-awesome DLC comes out.
It's fun to pretend.
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Interview
23. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Interview Jan 22, 2011, 03:51 Draugr
 
Acleacius wrote on Jan 22, 2011, 03:06:
Nothing these guys can do for REAL PC gaming. They would have to expose m$ and their most likely illegal trade practices. m$ have continually undermined the whole gaming industry in an attempt to make a substandard platform a priority development over more sophisticated and superior PC systems.

And let's don't even get started on drm, console systems are the biggest piracy industry in the gaming world, no competition. Yet the PC is blamed for more, so why the industry wide lie?

I wonder who profits from PC drm? drm makers for sure...oh wonder if m$ profits by hiding the fact consoles are the biggest piracy industry?

I was hoping when he was talking about FUD and propoganda, that would be one of the things he would be talking about, but we'll see I suppose.
Or not, Time will tell.
 
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News Comments > PC Gaming Alliance Interview
18. Re: PC Gaming Alliance Interview Jan 21, 2011, 22:50 Draugr
 
Dirwulf wrote on Jan 21, 2011, 21:53:
TurdFergasun wrote on Jan 21, 2011, 21:46:
you seem pretty eager to convince ppl of your great endeavours, although ruffling your feathers and puffing your cheast is quite an attractive quality of the human animal. i'm sure deep down inside your monetary wealth has brought you deep hapiness that would have otherwise been unattainable without selling your creative soul.

Yeah, I've definitely sold my soul by working at Blizzard...

If I recall, it was you who was saying that a devs primary is/should be concerned with the bottom line.
If you would like to use yourself/your career as an example as why that isn't the case though, I guess you're welcome to help defeat your own argument.

Which is to say (at the risk of being presumptious,) you have a job you like making games you enjoy/are proud of, and you well to do, financially speaking. So even though you're doing alright for yourself, Your not worried about job hunting for something that might pay more.

This comment was edited on Jan 21, 2011, 23:14.
 
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